Regional Minor Championship: Americas

We’re down to the final Regional Minor Championship, where eight teams from the Americas region are battling for their share of a $50,000 prize pool and their chance to qualify for the upcoming CS:GO Major at ESL One Cologne 2016!

Join MLG as they host the Regional Minor, with playoffs beginning Friday, May 20th at 4:40pm EDT, and continuing Saturday and Sunday at 12:00pm EDT. All matches will be streamed on and Twitch, with the playoffs streamed live in-client for viewers in the region.

For more information on the LAN Qualifier for ESL One Cologne 2016, click here.

Regional Minor Championship: Europe

Dreamhack is hosting Europe’s Regional Minor in Tours, France this weekend. Eight European teams advanced through two online qualifiers for the chance to win their share of the $50,000 prize pool and qualify for the upcoming CS:GO Major. Catch all the action streaming live on Twitch and GOTV beginning with Saturday’s Group Stage at 11:40 CEST. The best-of-three playoff games begin at 11:20 CEST on Sunday and Monday.

Art Contest & Regional Minor: Asia

We are happy to announce the first CS:GO contest with the Polycount video game art community! Contestants will create new finishes for various weapons that our art team will judge. Winners will have their finishes added to an upcoming CS:GO weapon case.

We have shipped over 90 weapon finishes made by the CS:GO community with each finish earning over $40,000 on average.

To get involved head over to the Polycount website and read the contest rules.
We’re excited to see the designs the Polycount community creates.

Regional Minor Championship: Asia

CS:GO’s Regional Minor Championships are underway, and we’ve already added two teams from the CIS region to our LAN Qualifier roster. Congratulations to Empire and Fluffy Gangsters!

Now our attention turns to Seoul, where eight teams will battle for their chance at qualifying for CS:GO’s next Major and the lion’s share of a $50,000 prize pool. Join us this week for the PGL KeSPA Regional Minor Championship Asia.

The event begins May 5th, with the playoffs taking place the 6th through 8th, streamed live on Twitch and in-client for CS:GO players in the region. The weekend broadcast begins at 18:00 KST (Korea Standard Time, UTC +9) so don’t miss it!


Today’s update introduces the all-new Chroma 3 Case, featuring a series of community designed weapon finishes, as well as a chance at a rare knife with one of the six finishes featured in the original Chroma Case.

Regional Minor Championship: CIS Region

The CS:GO Regional Minor Championships are set to begin this week, starting with the CIS region.

The event starts Thursday, April 28th at 10:00 CEST, with the playoffs beginning Saturday, April 30th at 12:45 CEST.

If you’re in the CIS region, you’ll be able to view the playoffs in-client. Otherwise, head to the StarLadder Twitch channel and check it out!

Nuclear Option

Today, we’re reintroducing Nuke to the Active Duty map group, and moving Inferno to the reserves.

Nuke will be featured as one of the seven maps played at the CS:GO Major Championship at ESL One Cologne 2016. So queue up, put it through its paces, and send us your feedback!